The U.S. State Department has approved a proposed sale of 66 F-16 Block 70 aircraft to Taiwan despite the intense opposition of the Chinese government. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress late on Aug. 20 of the State Department’s formal approval of the deal after months of discussion. The approval means the total export package that the Statement Department values at an estimated $8 billion, which includes the aircraft, spares, training and associated ...

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